Follow Us On Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Watch us on YouTube
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Shashank007's Avatar
    Shashank007 is offline Extremist
    Join Date
    Mar 2005

    Can anyone explain me in detail about scales and what is the use of them

    Please help me in understanding scales and what is actually their use.I really doesn't know anything about them.
    And pleaseeeeee use simple language.

  2. #2
    death_metal_fan's Avatar
    death_metal_fan is offline oh goody, it's a woody!
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    I will make this very simple. Put very bluntly, scales are a set of notes that sound good together.

    For instance, Do Re Mi... (or Sa Re Ga... if you prefer) is a scale (the major scale). These notes sound good together.

    You can learn scales to use them to play guitar solos; it's not necessary to have to learn scales to play guitar solos but if you do learn them you may find it easier to play and compose solos because you will know what notes go well together and doing so you may be able to get a nicer sounding solo.

    There are various types of scales and many versions of those too but there are 5 basic scales

    1) Major
    2) Minor Pentatonic
    3) Blues
    4) Major Pentatonic
    5) Minor

    The Major scale as mentioned before is the most widely used scale in music (not just western...even traditional Indian music uses this scale). The most common scales used in rock/heavy metal/country music are the Minor Pentatonic and the Blues scale (which is also used in blues...duh!). The Major Pentatonic is a very warm sounding scale while the Minor scale is a little more evil sounding

    I hope that helps because I haven't gone into any detail about the actual scales. To learn how to play these you can go here ->
    Since the creation of the Internet, the Earth's rotation has been fueled, primarily, by the collective spinning of English teachers in their graves. (QDB #754533)

  3. #3
    aeg0's Avatar
    aeg0 is offline Guitarıng Alchemist
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    that was enlightening....thanks. added reps.
    btw, do you have any other site besides

  4. #4
    Shashank007's Avatar
    Shashank007 is offline Extremist
    Join Date
    Mar 2005


    Thank's for all that.

  5. #5
    ambush's Avatar
    ambush is offline _RASTA_man_
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    download guitar calculator
    its good and gives diagrams for scales, chord ......



Similar Threads

  1. Please explain
    By Aerosmith in forum Beginner's Q&A Forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-16-2006, 09:38 PM
  2. Pls Explain ????????
    By kordz_player in forum Hindi Guitar Tabs - Submit or Request
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-20-2006, 11:07 PM
  3. REQ: Table of Scales/Chord Scales Chart
    By vini in forum Beginner's Q&A Forum
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 10-26-2005, 02:25 PM
  4. can u explain this?
    By rust_in_pain in forum Guitar Gear Talk Forum
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 05-16-2005, 10:09 PM
  5. Position playing major scales - part 3 (final 2 patterns for major scales)
    By hs07 in forum Guitar Lessons, Tutorials & Tips
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-03-2005, 08:53 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO